Improve your child's health


To lead healthier lives, children aged 5–18 should do at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity every day.

Research shows physical activity has lots of benefits including:

  • Better health, balance, strength and mobility
  • Boosts mental wellbeing and energy
  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Improved sleep
  • A sense of achievement
  • More independence in later life

Ideas to get children moving

Physical activity doesn’t have to be a chore you can make it fun for all the family.

Here are some of the many ways children can get active in the Rochdale borough: